Ravener

Definitions

  • Pursued by a Pack of Ravenous Wolves 271
    Pursued by a Pack of Ravenous Wolves 271
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ravener A bird of prey, as the owl or vulture.
    • Ravener One who, or that which, ravens or plunders.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Apotheosis of "Grip" the Raven. Drawn by D. Maclise, R.A Apotheosis of "Grip" the Raven. Drawn by D. Maclise, R.A
ELIJAH FED BY RAVENS ELIJAH FED BY RAVENS
The Three Ravens The Three Ravens
A  Raven cried "Croak!" A Raven cried "Croak!"
raven disrupts ride raven disrupts ride
The people accompany the body of the raven through the streets The people accompany the body of the raven through the streets
The knight and the raven The knight and the raven

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Five NFL teams have bird nicknames: Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks.
    • n ravener One who ravens or plunders; a greedy plunderer; a devourer or pursuer.
    • n ravener A bird of prey.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Ravener a plunderer
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Quotations

  • Amy Lowell
    Amy Lowell
    “Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
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    “Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. ravine, plunder—L. rapina, plunder.

Usage

In literature:

Sir Tancred watched his ravenous eating with a constricted heart.
"The Admirable Tinker" by Edgar Jepson
In the afternoon, about two o'clock, he went out into the garden to stand upon the tan-heap and wait for the raven.
"Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm" by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
Cabot ate ravenously, and, after his meal, felt once more ready to face any number of difficulties.
"Under the Great Bear" by Kirk Munroe
I asked Him, if we were not good enough for Him to send us an angel, to send us one of His ravens, and He has sent us Hans!
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, January 1878, No. 3" by Various
Those patrols are the Ravens and the Elks and the Solid Silver Foxes.
"Roy Blakely, Pathfinder" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
To Remus six ravens appeared, and to Romulus twelve.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
And the noise of the horse scared the hawk away, and a raven alighted upon the bird.
"The Mabinogion Vol. 1 (of 3)"
A raven croaking hoarsely as it flew through the air became the angel of death to some person over whose house it flew.
"Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales" by Elias Owen
One morning in the early spring a raven was sitting on one of the branches of an old oak.
"Stories of Birds" by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets
Owain had in his army 300 ravens, who were irresistible.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
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In poetry:

Hard is his fortune!—
Oh, faithless Harald:
Death's ravens roving
Ride o'er thy ting-peace!
"Bergliot" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
And if the ancient ravens
Still wheel above us here,
Then must I sleep enchanted
For many a hundred year."
"Barbarossa" by Friedrich Ruckert
Tying her bonnet under her chin,
She tied her raven ringlets in;
But not alone in the silken snare
Did she catch her lovely floating hair,
For, tying her bonnet under her chin,
She tied a young man's heart within.
"The Love-Knot" by Nora Perry
And weep and howl, ye evil priests and mighty men of wrong,
The lord shall smite the proud, and lay His hand upon the strong.
Woe to the wicked rulers in his avenging hour!
Woe to the wolves who seek the flocks to raven and devour!
"Cassandra Southwick" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And she was at her father's side, her raven tresses felt
Upon his care-worn cheek, as gay and joyfully she knelt,
Kissing the old man's tears away, by the embers burning faint,
While she sung the holy aves, and a vesper to her saint.
"The Wolf-Drove" by Thomas Stoddart
Her cheeks are like the fresh wild rose that drinks the morning dew;
Her hair unto the raven's wing could lend a deeper hue.
Her bonny face is fair to see, but, what is more beside,
A loyal heart and true has Nell, the Lass o' Ribbleside.
"The Lass O' Ribbleside" by John Pickup

In news:

Moore caught four passes for 90 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
Portland's ravenous food scene gobbles up a street.
4 hole at Muskeg Meadows, where raven damage has affected the way the course is being played.
Based on their performance in a 55-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Oakland Raiders know where they need to improve.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey bobbles a pass-attempt in the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore, Sunday, Nov 11, 2012.
Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) is sacked by Baltimore Ravens strong safety Bernard Pollard in the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, Sunday, Nov 11, 2012.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Based on their performance in a 55-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Oakland Raiders know where they need to improve.
Trying to get kids to bed in time to catch the second half of the Ravens-Browns game.
Dona was born in Ravens-wood, W.Va. And grew up in southeast Ohio.
When the first place-AFC North Baltimore Ravens.
Ravens get the 'hard' playoff path.
A RAVEN-HAIRED model slinks down a catwalk in Mumbai, wearing a tiny orange top trimmed with gold lamé.
Ed Reed on NFL fining Ravens $20,000: 'They're taking away from football'.
Ravens @ Chargers NFL Football.
Former Glen Raven president Roger Gant Jr has died at age 86.
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In science:

Raven, Sin(2b) mixing and lifetime from Babar, paper presented at this conference. 28. A.
XXXVIIi\'eme Rencontres de Moriond: Electroweak 2002 Conference Summary
Neurol. 54 (2003) 155-162. L.L. Dugan, D.W. Choi, Hypoxic-ischemic brain injury and oxidative stress. In: G.J. Siegel, B.W. Agranoff, R.W. Albers, S.K. Fisher, M.D. Uhler (Eds.), Basic Neurochemistry: Molecular, Cellular and Medical Aspects. Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, 1999, pp. 711-729. A.G.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
Agranoff, R.W. Albers, S.K. Fisher, M.D. Uhler (Eds.), Basic Neurochemistry: Molecular, Cellular and Medical Aspects. Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, 1999, pp. 711-729.
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats
At LP11, Gerhard Raven presented the first results from LHCb , including a remarkable new measurement of the Bs–B s mixing parameters.
Summary of Lepton Photon 2011
Raven (on behalf of the LHCb Collaboration), “B Physi cs Results from the LHC”, presented at XXVth International Symposium on Lepton Photon Interactions at High Energies, Aug 22-27 2011.
Status of the Fourth Generation - A Brief Summary of B3SM-III Workshop in Four Parts
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